Professional Characteristics Expected of a Teacher Gilbert M. Forbes DepEd QUEZON Principals and the public want ideal characteristics from their teachers which ideally are primary components of wellperforming schools. Accept it or not, but teachers are the heart of education given their gargantuan roles. To have good and better teachers equate to good and better quality learning experiences among learners even in the most unparallel situations. It could not be substituted by flashy school buildings and facilities equipped with state of the art equipments. The very reason why expensive private schools insure that they employ highly qualified teaching staff is to ensure that they are offering the best education for their clients. What more in our public schools, do children of poor fellow country men deserve quality education if not at par is at least comparable to their rich counterparts? In so doing, school principals, have seen ten major characteristics that their fellow teachers should posses. Many of these if not all are incorporated in the professional and personal characteristics of the Performance Appraisal System for Teachers.
Decisiveness. Acts immediately on needs, request in accordance with the prescribed rules and regulations and accepted norms of conduct and behavior. In this regard, he/she is not causing delay in any endeavor. Honesty and Integrity. He/she demonstrates truthfulness, candidness, uprightness and freedom from deceit. Just a mere glance of him already commands an inspiration, respect and admiration. Dedication and Commitment. His commitment and dedication to make learning and continuously strive for improvement is evident. He renders service above the regular functions and even beyond the regular time. Initiative and Resourcefulness. Starts action, projects and performs task without being told and supervised. It does equate with strong sensitivity to make every thing spec and span. Courtesy. He shows...
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